Opening Speech Made by Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un at Sixth Conference of Cell Secretaries of WPK
Pyongyang, April 7 (KCNA) -- The following is the opening speech made by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un at the Sixth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK):
Dear comrade cell secretaries,
The Sixth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea is being held when the whole country is in a remarkably high spirit in the efforts for implementing the decisions adopted at the Eighth Congress of the WPK and the Second Plenary Meeting of its Eighth Central Committee.
Availing myself of this opportunity of seeing you here, you comrade cell secretaries who always live and work with all the Party's members and the other working people boundlessly faithful to the Party and the revolution, I would like to extend, in the name of the Party Central Committee as well as mine, warm thanks and greetings to you, participants in this Conference, and all other cell secretaries and members of the Party for working with devotion for the strengthening of our Party and the prosperity and development of our country.
Dear comrade cell secretaries,
Really heavy are the duties you have assumed in this pivotal period, an important phase in the strengthening of our Party and the development of our revolution.
This is because the implementation of the decisions of the Party congress aimed at advancing our style of the socialist cause on a higher stage by achieving a tangible change and development in the economic work, in improving the people's living standards and in all other fields even in the worst-ever situation in which we have to overcome unprecedentedly numerous challenges depends on the role played by the cells, the grass-roots organizations of the Party; it is also because the fighting efficiency of the Party cells depends on their secretaries.
The fighting programmes and policies set forth by the Party congress and the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee can be executed to the letter and bear rich fruits only when all the organizations of the Party, its cells to be concrete, accept them correctly and turn out in a fierce struggle for implementing them.
Cell secretaries are replaced by other persons more often than not across the Party, and there are many cell secretaries who have just assumed their position.
Given the situation, it is the intention of our Party Central Committee to meet the cell secretaries across the Party at a regular interval, so as to discuss the cell work, guide and assist them and thereby consistently strive to strengthen the Party cells.
Proceeding from this, the Party congress prioritized the work of politically and practically preparing the cell secretaries who are in charge of the grass-roots combat units for executing the Party's lines and policies, and stipulated in the Party Rules that a conference of cell secretaries shall be held every five years in keeping with a Party congress.
There are many Communist and Workers' parties in the world, but it is only our Party that holds a conference of leaders of its grass-roots organizations on a regular basis so that its Central Committee can discuss work with them face to face.
To consolidate itself as a whole by strengthening grass-roots organizations is a principle of its building inherent and unique to our Party and its proud tradition.
Our Party Central Committee frequently meets the cell secretaries, who are always among the Party's members, listens to their opinions and teaches them in order to communicate with the broad sections of the Party's members and the other working people in this course and lead the revolution and construction in conformity with their opinions and requirements.
The work of thoroughly preparing the cell secretaries who are in the position of linking it with the masses by the same bond of blood relationship and organizing and enlisting the Party's members and the other working people to implement its lines and policies is the most important activity of the Central Committee of our Party.
This is why the Party Central Committee regards a conference of cell secretaries as important as a Party congress and directs much effort to ensuring it a success.
Although some successes have been achieved in the work of strengthening the Party cells and increasing their role since the Fifth Conference of the Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea, there are quite a few shortcomings as well.
To immediately correct the shortcomings latent in the work of Party cells is an inevitable process that should be followed by our Party for its healthy and sustainable development; and only then can our Party creditably carry out its mission as the militant General Staff that leads the revolution and construction with its roots struck deep among the masses of the people.
Even though the shortcomings may be partial and small, they should never be neglected.
To identify a practical means for turning all the Party cells, its grass-roots organizations, into united and militant collectives and apply it actively to their work so as to make the short cut to strengthening the whole Party even shorter and dynamically advance socialist construction?this is the important objective of convening this conference in a grand manner. You must be well aware of this.
Cell secretaries are hard-core members of our Party and standard bearers in implementing Party policy.
The Party Central Committee expects that you will work in a more proactive and responsible way to strengthen the Party cells.
This conference will comprehensively review and analyze work of the cell secretaries since the Fifth Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea, and discuss the tasks and ways for decisively improving and intensifying the work of its cells at present.
You should participate in this conference with a high level of political consciousness and enthusiasm, so as to study in real earnest how you are supposed to do if you are to inspire the Party's members and the other working people to the implementation of the decisions of the Party congress and possess the qualities befitting the primary political officials of the Workers' Party.
It is important that, while looking back on your work in combination with the issues to be discussed at this conference and your past achievements, experiences, shortcomings and lessons, you find a methodology for turning the work of Party cells decisively into the work of understanding people's minds, feelings and emotions and uniting the members of Party cells and other working people with different personalities and qualifications as firmly as your own family members are.
Participating in this conference are 10 000 persons including Party cell secretaries in various sectors, mainly the exemplary ones working at production sites, senior officials of provincial Party committees and other Party committees performing equivalent functions to them, chief secretaries of the Party committees of cities, counties and industrial complexes and relevant officials of the Party Central Committee.
Fully convinced that this conference will mark a significant occasion in further consolidating the foundations of the Party, building our revolutionary ranks into more invincible ones and bringing about a remarkable progress in implementing the decisions of the Party congress and in socialist construction, I declare the Sixth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea open. -0-
Ri Pyong Chol Expresses Deep Apprehension over U.S. President's Statement Faulting DPRK's Regular Testfire
Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- Ri Pyong Chol, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), released the following statement on Friday:
The recent testfire of new-type tactical guided missiles was an act tantamount to the exercise of the full-fledged right of a sovereign state for self-defense as it was a process that had been undertaken to implement the goals of the policy on national defence science set forth by our Party and government to boost the defence capabilities of the country.
We cannot but build invincible physical power for reliably defending the security of our state under the present situation in which south Korea and the U.S. constantly pose military threats to the Korean peninsula while persistently conducting dangerous war exercises and introducing advanced weapons.
We express our deep apprehension over the U.S. chief executive faulting the regular testfire, exercise of our state's right to self-defence, as the violation of UN "resolutions" and openly revealing his deep-seated hostility toward the DPRK.
Such remarks from the U.S. president are an undisguised encroachment on our state's right to self-defence and provocation to it.
It is a gangster-like logic that it is allowable for the U.S. to ship the strategic nuclear assets into the Korean peninsula and launch ICBMs any time it wants but not allowable for the DPRK, its belligerent party, to conduct even a test of a tactical weapon.
We clearly remember that after the appearance of the new administration in Washington there have been exploitation of every opportunity to make words and acts provoking the sovereignty and dignity of our state in which we were branded as the most serious "security threat".
The bellicose stance of the new U.S. administration awakens us to the way to be followed by us and convinces us of the justice of the work to be done by us once again.
We are by no means developing weapons to draw someone's attention or influence his policy.
If the war exercise staged by the U.S. right before its belligerent party across the ocean is for "defence", we are supposed to have the full-fledged right to self-defence to contain the former's military threat on its mainland.
I think that the new U.S. administration obviously took its first step wrong.
If the U.S. continues with its thoughtless remarks without thinking of the consequences, it may be faced with something that is not good.
We know very well what we must do.
We will continue to increase our most thoroughgoing and overwhelming military power. -0-
Statement of First Vice Foreign Minister of DPRK
Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- Choe Son Hui, first vice minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), issued the following statement on Wednesday:
The U.S. has tried to contact us since mid-February through several routes including New York.
It recently requested to contact us by sending e-mails and telephone messages via various routes. Even in the evening before the joint military drill it sent a message imploring us to respond to its request through a third country.
But we don't think there is need to respond to the U.S. delaying-time trick again.
We have already declared our stand that no DPRK-U.S. contact and dialogue of any kind can be possible unless the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK. Therefore, we will disregard such an attempt of the U.S. in the future, too.
In order for a dialogue to be held, an atmosphere for both parties to exchange words on an equal basis must be created.
But what has been heard from the U.S. since the emergence of the new regime is only lunatic theory of "threat from north Korea" and groundless rhetoric about "complete denuclearization".
The White House, the Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Justice, etc. reeled off a spate of rhetoric that the U.S. still has great concern for deterring north Korea and it is now examining what kind of means are to be used which include additional sanctions and diplomatic incentives. They have maintained high-handed posture, convening an international conference against us, making public "joint alert" and bringing an indictment against us.
The U.S. military keeps stealthily putting military threat to us and is committing spying acts against us with the involvement of lots of reconnaissance assets. It also openly started aggression-minded joint military exercises targeting us, defying concern and opposition by the public at home and abroad.
It seems the U.S. has not yet dropped the habit of doggedly faulting the DPRK.
Even in reference to the national anti-epidemic measures taken by us, it made such thoughtless words that they hinder "humanitarian aids".
The U.S. State secretary during his visit to Japan spoke loudly of various pressurizing means and some stubborn means, claiming they are all now under reexamination, only to seriously rattle us. We are curious what senseless rhetoric he would make in south Korea to take the world by surprise.
If the U.S. wants so much to sit even once with us face to face, it has to drop its bad habit and adopt a proper stand from the beginning.
We will keep tabs on all the ill deeds the new regime in the U.S. is engrossed in.
It had better drop the cheap trick by which it tries to use the DPRK-U.S. contact as a means for gaining time and building up the public opinion.
It will only be a waste of time to sit with the U.S. as it is not ready to feel and accept new change and new times.
We make it clear that we won't give it such opportunities as in Singapore and Hanoi again.
We will readily react to the sanctions leverage which the U.S. is so much fond of.
It had better contemplate what we can do in the face of its continued hostile policy toward us.
We already clarified that we will counter the U.S. on the principle of power for power and goodwill for goodwill. -0-
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Sends Greetings to Chairman of Central Standing Committee of Chongryon
Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a congratulatory message to Ho Jong Man, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), on Feb. 22.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un in his message extended warm felicitations and comradely greeting to the chairman on his 86th birthday.
The message said that the chairman is a true model overseas revolutionary, who assumed the heavy responsibility for the movement of Koreans in Japan when the homeland underwent the biggest hardship, and has resolutely defended and proudly glorified Chongryon, the patriotic legacy bequeathed by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.
The message noted that the Workers' Party of Korea highly appreciates and always remembers the distinguished exploits of the chairman etched in the development course of Chongryon and the movement of Koreans in Japan.
The message hoped that the chairman would work harder for dear Chongryon and beloved compatriots in Japan with the vigor he had displayed when setting out on the 625-mile journey across the eastern mountainous area of the homeland 24 years ago to follow the undying course covered by Chairman Kim Jong Il with a death-defying spirit.
Expressing thanks again to the chairman for his noble fidelity and sincerity, the message wished him good health and his wife and other family members happiness. -0-
KPA Will Ensure Party's New Historic Advance with Strongest Military Power: DPRK Minister of Defence
Pyongyang, January 15 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Gwan, minister of Defence of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, made a speech at the military parade for commemorating the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Thursday.
The speaker said that the military parade would serve as a historic occasion in demonstrating at home and abroad once again the militant spirit and tremendous power of our heroic armed forces that defend and uphold in the van the revolutionary cause of the WPK led by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and vigorously encouraging the whole Party, all the people and the entire army to the struggle in the new era ushered in by the 8th Congress of the Party.
The majestic elite units and invincible iron-clad ranks of the Republic which will proudly pass Kim Il Sung Square represent our absolute power, he said, and went on:
The path we are following is the most sacred and worthwhile one that leads our socialist Korea to the future when it will be more powerful and prosperous and our strongest power lies in the harmonious whole and the single-minded unity in which the whole Party, all the people and the entire army are firmly united as one around the Supreme Leader.
The armed forces of the Republic will always remain faithful to the order and instructions of the Supreme Leader only and successfully fulfill their duty and mission at the forefront of the revolution entrusted by the Party.
The armed forces of the Republic will strictly contain any military threats in the region of the Korean peninsula and preemptively use the strongest offensive power to thoroughly smash the hostile forces if they jeopardize the security of our state even a bit, and firmly defend the security of the country and the people and our socialist system.
Our army will ensure the new historic advance of the Workers' Party of Korea with the strongest military power.
We will surely win a victory as we are led by respected Comrade Kim Jong Un. -0-
Statement of First Vice Department Director Kim Yo Jong of WPK Central Committee
Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, released the following statement on Tuesday:
Days ago, I heard a detailed report about impudent comment made by south Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyong Hwa on the emergency anti-epidemic measures of the DPRK during her visit to the Middle East.
It can be seen from the reckless remarks made by her without any consideration of the consequences that she is too eager to further chill the frozen relations between the north and south of Korea.
Her real intention is very clear.
We will never forget her words and she might have to pay dearly for it. -0-
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Receives Reply Message from President Xi Jinping
Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a reply message from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), on October 24.
Xi Jinping in the message expressed his heartfelt thanks to Kim Jong Un for sending a sincere and passionate message of greeting on the occasion of the 71st founding anniversary of the PRC.
The message said that the Communist Party of China has united and led the peoples of all the ethnic groups in the country and made strenuous efforts in one mind and with one will for 71 years since the foundation of new China and thus registered great successes attracting the attention of the world.
The message noted that they have achieved important strategic successes in a nationwide anti-epidemic struggle, adhering to the principle of attaching importance to the people and their life in the wake of the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 this year.
China and the DPRK are the friendly neighbors linked by the same mountain and rivers, and the traditional friendship between the two countries is being further consolidated with the lapse of time, the message said.
It said: I and Comrade Chairman have got the relations between the two parties and between the two countries to enter a new historic period through close and deep communication in recent years.
The message noted that the world is witnessing the great rapid change unprecedented in 100 years.
The message said that they are willing to develop the traditional China-DPRK friendship together with the Korean comrades generation after generation, to provide the two countries and the two peoples with better welfare and to propel the regional peace, stability and development.
Recently, the Korean people celebrated the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK with splendor, the message said, adding that the WPK has achieved great successes in the cause of socialist construction by rallying the people and leading them for 75 years.
The message expressed the belief that the Korean people would implement a new strategic line and achieve rich successes without fail in the development and construction of the state under the firm leadership of the Central Committee of the WPK led by Kim Jong Un and thus greet the Eighth Congress of the WPK with victory.
It wished Kim Jong Un good health, hoping that everything would go well.
It also wished the DPRK prosperity and the Korean people happiness and welfare. -0-
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Sends Greetings to President Xi Jinping
Pyongyang, October 1 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), sent a message of greeting to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president the People's Republic of China (PRC), on October 1.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in the message extended warm felicitations and greeting on behalf of the WPK, the government of the DPRK and the Korean people to the general secretary, and through him, to the CPC, the government of the PRC and the fraternal Chinese people on the occasion of the 71st founding anniversary of the PRC.
The message said the Chinese people have registered eye-opening successes in the socialist construction under the sagacious guidance of the CPC for the past 71 years after the birth of new China.
Leading the party, the government and the people of China, the general secretary has brought about a decisive progress in the struggle for building a comprehensively well-off society and completely totally eradicating poverty, and creditably defended the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country in the face of stern challenges at home and abroad, the message pointed out.
The message said that the hostile forces' ever-escalating smears and pressure racket can not bring to collapse the Chinese people's trust in the general secretary and the CPC, deny the successes achieved by socialist China and block the advance of the Chinese people along the road chosen by them.
The message expressed belief that the Chinese people would surely attain the great goals of building a powerful and modern socialist country, united closely around the CPC with the general secretary as its core.
The Supreme Leader also stressed in the message that he and the party and the people of the DPRK will invariably stand by the general secretary, the CPC and the Chinese people in the struggle for accomplishing the joint cause of defending and glorifying socialism gained at the cost of blood.
The Supreme Leader in the message expressed his will to strive, together with the general secretary, to ceaselessly consolidate and develop the invincible DPRK-China friendship which has entered a new historical period.
The message sincerely hoped that the general secretary would achieve bigger successes in his work in good health, expressing best wishes for the prosperity of the PRC and happiness and wellbeing of the Chinese people. -0-
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Convenes Enlarged Meeting of Executive Policy Council of C. C., WPK in Typhoon-hit Area before Inspection
Pyongyang, September 6 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, convened and guided the enlarged meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the WPK for organizing the campaign for recovery from natural disasters in areas in South and North Hamgyong provinces hit by Typhoon No.9.
Attending the meeting were members of the Executive Policy Council of the Party Central Committee and leading officials of the Organizational Leadership Department, the Information and Publicity Department and other major departments of the Party Central Committee.
Also present at the meeting were Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Pak Jong Chon, chief of the KPA General Staff, and other KPA commanding officers.
A vigorous campaign to eradicate the aftermath of the floods and typhoon which recently hit several areas of the DPRK has been underway. Against this backdrop South and North Hamgyong provinces were hit by Typhoon No. 9 that did damage to some areas of the two provinces on Sept. 3.
Heavy rain and strong wind by Typhoon No. 9 caused damage to some areas of the two provinces. So Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un immediately dispatched vice-chairmen of the Party Central Committee to the typhoon-hit areas so that they could learn in detail about the damage to each field.
On Sept. 5, he arrived in the typhoon-hit areas in South Hamgyong Province and received a detailed report on the typhoon damage from vice-chairmen of the Party Central Committee.
Heavy rain and strong wind by Typhoon No. 9 destroyed over 1 000 dwellings along the coastline areas of the two provinces each and not a few public buildings and farmlands were inundated.
The meeting had an in-depth discussion about the issue of the recovery from damage in the typhoon-hit areas of the two provinces and studied and decided on the detailed measures such as organization of building force to be urgently dispatched to the areas, designs and material transport.
The Supreme Leader underscored the need to make the recovery campaign from damage an important political work and an occasion of consolidating the single-mined unity, not just an economic and business work for eradicating the aftermath of natural disasters, and said that it would be good to make the Capital City positively aid the provinces so as to make the noble spiritual and moral virtues of taking preferential care of those living a difficult life and overcoming difficulties while sharing joy and sorrow with them all the time in the whole society a socialist custom.
He also said that for the party members, especially those in the capital to take the lead in aiding the provinces when the country undergoes difficulties and hardships would make a great contribution to the strengthening of the single-minded unity of our society. And he said that the Party Central Committee will appeal to the core party members in Pyongyang City to turn out after organizing capital party member divisions.
He expressed belief that party members of the capital would play a vanguard role in the recovery campaign in the disaster-stricken areas true to the intention of the Central Committee of the Party and fully demonstrate the single-minded unity of our society, sharing weal and woe with party members and workers in local areas and that they would do a large share of work in the holy campaign ahead of the 75th founding anniversary and the 8th Congress of the Party.
Saying that it is necessary to issue a general mobilization order to the transport field this time as during the campaign for recovery from the damage in the northern part of the country a few years ago and push ahead with the transport organization and control to ensure the sufficient supply of materials necessary for rehabilitation, he took measures one by one after estimating the amount of major materials needed for rehabilitation.
Expressing belief that the People's Army would faithfully fulfill its mission and duty as defender of the country and creator of the people's happiness, he issued an order of the Central Military Commission of the WPK of calling for conducting a campaign for recovery of South Hamgyong Province and North Hamgyong Province from damage.
At the enlarged meeting of the Executive Policy Council, Kim Song Il, chairman of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, was dismissed and a vice-director of the Organizational Leadership Department of the C.C., WPK was newly appointed as chairman of the provincial party committee.
After concluding the meeting, the Supreme Leader inspected the typhoon-hit areas in South Hamgyong Province.
He was accompanied by vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Party, commanding officers of the People's Army and leading officials of the major departments of the Central Committee of the Party.
Pointing out that as it was shown by the damage by the recent tidal wave, the conditions of the overall coastline of our country is poor and sea dikes were not properly built, he stressed that this issue is also one of the work to be quickly tackled by us as an important political task.
He noted that given the potential exposure to the wildness of nature in the future, it is necessary to make a plan for moving residential districts near the sea to safe zone in the future while thoroughly examining and considering their safety.
He said that in order to build permanent quality coastline structures for protecting residential districts and farmlands from the effect of tidal wave and typhoon, it is necessary to make good study and plan for building sea dike and harbor breakwater according to the standard method of construction, with the involvement of science research units of the marine and hydraulic engineering field and designing institutes specializing in the design of harbor and wharf breakwater, and build them under yearly plan by mobilizing state force.
Learning about the growth of the crops damaged by typhoon, he called for taking positive agricultural and technological measures for minimizing the reduction of the yield.
He expressed the conviction that our Party and people would certainly make an advance while winning great and fresh victory single-mindedly, and our state would certainly be more prosperous however wild the nature may be and how many difficulties we may face. -0-
Statement of Korean Committee on Measures for Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims
Pyongyang, August 15 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Korean Committee on Measures for the Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims issued a statement on Saturday on the lapse of 75 years since the defeat of the Japanese imperialists who inflicted untold misfortune and pain upon the Korean nation.
Noting that though it is said that memories of the past get vague with the passage of the time, the Korean people clearly remember the past crimes of Japan, the atonement for which it desperately shuns, said the statement,
It went on: Had 200 000 Japanese women been forced into sexual slavery by foreign troops, several millions of Japanese people been subject to miserable deaths after being forcibly brought abroad and the Japanese people been deprived of their family and personal names and banned from talking in Japanese, the Japanese people would never forget it.
But Japan, far from atoning for its crime-woven past, has desperately discriminated against and suppressed the Koreans in Japan and pursued policies hostile to the DPRK, adding fuel to the hatred of the Korean people toward it.
The Korean Committee on Measures for the Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims stated as follows on behalf of the victims of hideous inhuman crimes, committed by the Japanese imperialists, and their bereaved families:
First, the Japanese authorities should keenly realize their national responsibility for the inhuman crimes against the Korean people and make a sincere apology and reparation before it is too late.
All the inhuman crimes the Japanese imperialists committed against the Korean people including sexual slavery for the Japanese army and drafting of Korean people were not committed by an individual solider or an official at his will but premeditated and perpetrated by the "great Japanese empire" through invocation of state power and they were the products of the heinous policy pursued by it to exterminate the Korean nation.
Second, the Japanese authorities should immediately stop the hateful distortion of history and the impudent moves to revive the old dream for the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere", seeking to seize other's territory.
The Korean Committee on Measures for the Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims will trace and investigate all the inhuman crimes committed by Japan against the Korean people to the last, record them in history and stage a bolder struggle in demand of Japan's atonement for the past crimes until the Japanese government make a sincere apology and reparation to the Korean people. -0-